We know work and the lines between traditional employee, contingent and all iterations in between are becoming less visible. Knowing how, when, where and why people choose to work is one of the keys to getting the best talent in the future. This demands you look at your talent program in a fresh way on an ongoing basis.

Whether you are looking to leverage business intelligence to push talent to the next level or you believe total talent acquisition is the next summit to climb, the key is to combine proactive sourcing solutions for both employed and non-employed labor. Having the right tools to leverage your contingent workforce will help create a competitive advantage.

One tool is a new report from SIA: the Staffing Trends 2019 report, which highlights the most interesting new developments and trends for contingent work. It contains a SWOT analysis that highlights the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats the staffing industry currently faces. Here are a few trends we are asking about:

  • Gig economy: Convergence and the Uber of staffing, where and why?
  • The global economy: Recession risk is higher, when is it coming?
  • Technology/automation: The augmentation wave, what is it and why will it make an impact?
  • Skills shortages: Barriers to growth, what are they and what’s next?
  • Legislation: Ups and downs, how to stay informed and compliant globally?
  • Public perception: The bar needs to go up; how to push it?
  • Procurement sophistication: Does this sophistication lead to the next talent frontier?
  • Rise of Asia: Outpaces growth in the US, what will be the impact of recent geopolitical friction?

Another tool is the educational opportunity inherent in attending an SIA conference, such as the CWS Summit Europe 2019 March 26-28 in London. SIA’s Peter Reagan will share his take on the state of the industry and a path to the future. Get key strategies and one-of-a-kind insights that can be used to elevate your program, evolve with the times, and empower your entire organization.

Reagan, director of contingent workforce strategies and research (EMEA & APAC), also takes an ongoing, laser-focused view at the rapid evolution of workforce technology and how it can address business challenges that were previously unsolvable. We will share why what seems obvious in theory when it comes to technology remains a challenge for most in application and what you can do.

Learn from our team of workforce strategists and research experts what the tested strategies and newest innovative ideas in contingent workforce program management are today. Knowing how, when, where and why people choose to work and what technology can help is critical to getting the best talent for your program.

Keep looking at your program in fresh ways to get the best talent and keep your program competitive. Combining proactive sourcing solutions for employed and non-employed labor is key to reaching your program’s long-term goals.